European overview: Jose Mourinho’s Roma beaten 6-1 at Bodo / Glimt

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European overview: Jose Mourinho’s Roma beaten 6-1 at Bodo / Glimt


Jose Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career as Roma were beaten 6-1 against the Bodo / Glimt minnows in the Europa Conference League.

Roma traveled to northern Norway in a bid to extend their start to 100% in Group C, but their much-modified squad were humiliated on the artificial surface of the Aspmyra Stadion.

Erik Botheim’s opener in the eighth minute and thunderous effort from Patrick Berg put the hosts in control in 20 minutes. Carles Perez halved the deficit shortly before half an hour into the game but, returning to the game, Roma imploded after the break.

The second from Botheim restored Bodo / Glimt’s two-goal advantage and before Ola Solbakken’s brace, on either side of Amahl Pellegrino’s strike, saw a Mourinho side concede six times for the first time in the famous managerial career of the Portuguese of 1,008 games.

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Erik Botheim celebrates his goal against Roma
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Alfons Sampsted celebrates (L) after Patrick Berg (R) scores for Bodo / Glimt

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  • A Norwegian team scored more than 4 goals against an Italian team for the very first time in European competitions – the previous record was back in the 1994/95 Cup Winners’ Cup, with a 3-2 victory for Bodø / Glimt against Sampdoria.
  • A Norwegian team won a European competitive match against an Italian team for the first time since December 1996: a Champions League victory for Rosenborg against AC Milan.
  • AS Roma lost a game by 5 goals for the first time since January 2019 (1-7 in Coppa Italia against Fiorentina) and in European competitions since November 2015 (1-6 in the Champions League against Barcelona) .
  • Bodø / Glimt hit the net with their very first shot on target against AS Roma.

Europa League Conference: Rennes, PAOK & Feyenoord wins

Elsewhere in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, Rennes took the lead of Group G with seven points after a 2-1 win over Slovenia Mura.

Meanwhile, 10 men Copenhagen lost 2-1 to PAOK after goalkeeper Kamil Grabara received a consecutive red card after nine minutes of handball play outside the area.

Brazilian defender Sidcley and striker Andrija Ivkovic each scored one goal in the first half to propel the Greek side to the top of Group F with seven points, one more than Copenhagen.

A Rotterdam, Feyenoord to beat Union Berlin 3-1 after striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh opened the scoring from close range with his fourth goal since his transfer from Brighton. Bryan Linssen doubled the lead, before Union Berlin forward Taiwo Awoniyi reduced it to one with his 10th goal of the season in all competitions. Luis Sinisterra scored Feyenoord’s third goal in the second half.

Rotterdam police arrested around 60 Union Berlin fans in the early evening, claiming they were seeking to confront Feyenoord supporters.

The day before, a group of Union officials, including President Dirk Zingler, had been attacked in a Rotterdam bar.

The victory earned the hosts first place in Group E with seven points. Berlin is at the bottom with three.

Europa League: Lyon returns to ten to knock out Sparta

Ten men Lyonnais won a third consecutive victory to remain, along with West Ham, the last two teams in European second-tier competition with a perfect record after the Ligue 1 team came back from two goals to beat Sparte Prague 4-3 away.

Sparta led 2-0 in Prague after Luk Harasln scored twice in the opening 19 minutes, Lyon’s first goals conceded in the competition.

But Karl Toko Ekambi withdrew one after recovering a deep pass in added time in the first half and Houssem Aouar equalized eight minutes after the start of the second half. Substitute Lucas Paquet gave the French the advantage with a left-footed shot into the roof of the net in the 67th minute, before Lyon defender Malo Gusto was sent off with his second yellow card.

Toko Ekambi further increased the lead after being left unmarked in the box, before substitute Ladislav Krejc scored a consolation goal for Sparta in stoppage time.

Lyon lead Group A, five points ahead of Sparta, while Rangers are third with three points after beating Danish club Brondby 2-0.

Lorenzo Insigne and substitutes Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano all scored to give Serie A leaders Naples a 3-0 win over Legia Warsaw for the first victory of the Italian team in Group C.

Meanwhile, after beating Italian champions Inter Milan 3-1 this weekend, Latium was held in a 0-0 draw against the French team Marseille, who drew their third straight game in Group E.

In Seville, The real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen the two scored late to draw 1-1. Borja Iglesias put Betis ahead in the 75th minute, Leverkusen equalizing with a deflected shot from Robert Andrich seven minutes later. Betis and Leverkusen are tied for the top of Group G with seven points.



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